‘Without doubt unduly lenient’ – Romford paedophile whose victim was branded ‘predatory’ has sentence increased
- Credit: Archant
A paedophile who walked free from court after his 13-year-old victim was branded “predatory’ has today been ordered to serve a two-year jail sentence.
Three judges at the Court of Appeal in London ruled that the non-custodial term originally handed out in the case of Neil Wilson, 40, formerly of Romford and now living in York, was “plainly and without doubt unduly lenient”.
A sentence of 12 months, suspended for two years, was handed out to Wilson in August after he admitted engaging in sexual activity with the child, as well as offences of making indecent images of a child and offences of possession of an extreme pornographic image.
A row broke out shortly after the case was heard at Snaresbrook Crown Court when it emerged that prosecuting barrister Robert Colover had labelled the young girl “predatory” and “sexually experienced”.
Attorney general Dominic Grieve referred the sentence given to Wilson to appeal judges to decide if it should be increased.
You may also want to watch:
The Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas and two other judges quashed the suspended sentence and ordered Wilson, who was not present in court, to surrender to police in York by 6pm tonight.
- 1 Thirteen-year-old boy stabbed in Ilford
- 2 Restaurant apologises after allegations of verbal abuse between staff
- 3 'Cheating surge': Dating site reveals how many people are having affairs in your area
- 4 Vulnerable woman dies burning charcoal for warmth after gas and electricity are cut off
- 5 Co-living development green-lit by council despite 'rabbit hutch' rooms
- 6 Seven Kings School celebrates 90th birthday with fair
- 7 Young Citizen nominee: Esha, 4, who inspired thousands to join bone marrow donor list
- 8 16-year-old arrested after woman reports sexual assault in South Woodford
- 9 Met Office warns of flooding risk with heavy rain set to hit London
- 10 Hainault community garden gets £85k for 'ecotherapy' scheme